FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 18:56:47 -0700Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81 (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesState funeralsNational governmentsFunerals and memorial servicesDiplomacyInternational relationsDublinIrelandNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEuropeUnited Kingdom, 21 Aug 2014 22:48:53 GMTPolice: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingDogsChristianityReligionSocial affairsCrimeMammalsAnimalsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:13:26 GMTNats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs (AP) — Denard Span and the Washington Nationals ran off with another victory.IAN QUILLENsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:48:42 GMTTringale of clear mind after PGA disqualification, N.J. (AP) — Cameron Tringale began the FedEx Cup playoffs with a 66 and a clear conscience.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsSports governanceNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:04:23 GMTJudge drops rape charge against ex-Tigers pitcher (AP) — A judge on Thursday dismissed rape charges against former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed, saying the testimony of the woman who accused him wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.JEFF KAROUBaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 22:28:01 GMTCalifornia to appeal ruling tossing death penalty FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:53:03 GMTQuestions, answers about use of force by police, Mo. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsExtortion and threatsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:05:23 GMTRyu sets course record at Canadian Women's Open, Ontario (AP) — On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers.sSportsWomen's golfGolfRecord setting eventsWomen's sportsGeneral newsOntarioCanadaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:00:58 GMTEx-judge must say she's sorry, just not in cuffs, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsOdditiesLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 22:46:43 GMTMalaysia prepares to receive bodies from M17 crash LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurUkraineSoutheast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 01:40:22 GMTFamily of NY man killed by chokehold talks to feds YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer met with a U.S. prosecutor on Thursday to again demand a federal probe.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsCrimeNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 22:34:20 GMTLawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance.BRADY McCOMBSaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:55:44 GMTInjured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open, N.C. (AP) — John Isner's preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.BILL KISERsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsAthlete healthWinston-SalemUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:35:20 GMTMexico increases number of missing to 22,322 CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has recalculated the number of people who have disappeared since the start of the country's drug war in 2006, now saying a total of 22,322 are missing. It had said in May that 8,000 people were missing.iGeneral newsMissing personsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 01:24:56 GMTAccuser of 'X-Men' director seeks case dismissal (AP) — A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit — not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new attorney to represent him.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:16:06 GMTCubs beat Giants 2-1 in suspended game (AP) — After two days, the first upheld protest in nearly 30 years and another rain storm, the Chicago Cubs finally completed a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a suspended game on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:16:29 GMTKansas told to turn over 'In Cold Blood' files, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge ordered the state Thursday to release more documents to people trying to write a book about the 1959 "In Cold Blood" murders.HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:15:10 GMTCalifornia plans aid to immigrant minors, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million in state money to provide legal help for unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America, Democratic leaders announced Thursday.JULIET WILLIAMSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsLegislationImmigrationLegislatureState legislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesCentral AmericaTexasNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:47:21 GMTNY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:41:03 GMTGPS devices find huge water loss in western US DIEGO (AP) — A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.aGeneral newsScienceSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:42:00 GMTConnecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:26:05 GMTNo bail for woman in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingChristianityReligionSocial affairsCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:32 GMTFormer AP photo editor Toby Massey dies (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.DOUGLASS K. DANIELwGeneral newsNewspapersObituariesNews mediaMediaIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaHuntingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest Virginia, 22 Aug 2014 00:10:58 GMTOfficer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case (AP) — A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.LISA CORNWELLaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:53:02 GMTCharges dropped against Venezuelan protesters, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan courts have dropped all charges against hundreds of demonstrators detained during anti-government protests that wracked the South American country this spring.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 23:28:37 GMTKent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 22:31:52 GMTAmerican Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive' (AP) — Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited StatesAtlantaLiberiaAfricaNorth AmericaGeorgiaWest Africa, 21 Aug 2014 23:20:45 GMTDrought hits food supplies in Central America CITY (AP) — Central America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts warned Thursday that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families without food.iBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesGuatemalaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNicaraguaGuatemala City, 21 Aug 2014 23:09:11 GMTIce bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt, Ky. (AP) — Two firefighters in a fire truck bucket were seriously injured when they got too close to a power line after helping college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.DYLAN LOVANaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 22:39:44 GMTCourt ends part of Arkansas desegregation lawsuit ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957 but a lawyer for black schoolchildren said inequalities remain in the state's largest district.KELLY P. KISSELaGeneral newsWorkplace diversityAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityNational courtsPersonnelBusinessSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEducation issuesEducationNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 22:31:27 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 01:02:21 GMTAlaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75, Alaska (AP) — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:49:30 GMTKvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsNew HavenConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:19:08 GMTVeteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68 ANGELES (AP) — A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:20:58 GMTAmerican Air will charge for solo 12-14 year olds WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone.fBusinessTravelLifestyleTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:36:16 GMTMcIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in 2 months, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfBritish Open GolfMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:49 GMTFormer Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86 (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsObituariesMichiganVatican CityDetroitGrand RapidsUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 01:30:48 GMTEurope, US mull UN resolution on Gaza truce NATIONS (AP) — With Egyptian efforts to end the Gaza war collapsing, the United States, Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable cease-fire and an international monitoring mission to ensure its implementation, U.N. diplomats said Thursday.ALEXANDRA OLSONiGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelUnited KingdomGaza StripFranceGermanyMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 00:20:26 GMTMexico nabs suspects with 10,000 sea turtle eggs CITY (AP) — Environmental prosecutors in Mexico say three suspects have been detained in the southern Pacific coast state of Oaxaca with more than 10,000 illegally harvested eggs from protected sea turtles.iGeneral newsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:28:41 GMTGAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary correctional systemsArmed forcesLegislatureGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesCubaAfghanistanNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 23:43:15 GMTThe ice bucket stops with Obama, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaLifestyleGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:17:32 GMTRussian student worker missing at Grand Teton, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsSeasonal jobsAnimalsMooseCareersBusinessMammalsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 00:19:30 GMTRyan says he'd love to see Romney run again (AP) — Congressman Paul Ryan is weighing a presidential bid but says he would love to see Mitt Romney run again.TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:48:49 GMTVargas, Twins avert sweep with 4-1 win vs Indians (AP) — Phil Hughes has been pitching with a cracked nail on his right index finger, a common side effect of the sharp curveball he throws. He's kept the nail intact with super glue.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 22:26:01 GMTMexican mining firm complains about probe of spill CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.iBusinessGeneral newsRivers and streamsProduction facilitiesEnvironment and natureMaterials industryIndustriesWater environmentEnvironmentCorporate newsEnergy industryMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:50:15 GMTMo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentLittle League World SeriesTelevision ratingsYouth baseballSports mediaEventsTelevisionMediaBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsBristolLas VegasConnecticutUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 21 Aug 2014 23:35:37 GMTLynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 01:08:29 GMTDominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentDominican RepublicCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 23:16:36 GMTPolice tear gas, water cannons at Chilean protest, Chile (AP) — Student protesters fled a tear gas truck and police water cannons used during a march through the Chilean capital Thursday, but no injuries or arrests were reported.EVA VERGARAiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:06:49 GMTMan in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone has been identified, authorities said Thursday.htGeneral newsOdditiesTechnologyTheftCrimeSanta ClaritaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 23:15:24 GMT